Monday 26 September 2016

Watch: Michael Phelps' reaction to Jimmy Fallon's impression of Ryan Lochte at the VMA's

Geraldine Gittens

Published 29/08/2016 | 14:57

Jimmy Fallon appears on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Jimmy Fallon appears on stage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Beyonce and Jimmy Fallon during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Jimmy Fallon stormed onto the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards dress as a bleached blond, tracksuit-clad US Olympic gold medalist, Ryan Lochte.

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"Who had the best video of the year? I can't tell you that. They're all so great and so talented, I could never choose," he jokeD. "I couldn't tell you even if there was a gun to my head."

Fallon, in the guise of Lochte, then claimed he was the mastermind behind all of this year's nominated videos.

"I directed all five nominees. What an amazing year I've had! I taughtDrake the 'Hotline Bling' dance," he said. "I made Lemonade with Queen Bey."

Michael Phelps was captured enjoying the sketch, and recording it on his phone for posterity.

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